Kristy Darby

Paralegal/Education Advocate

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Growing up, I always wanted to be a prosecutor. After spending six years in the District Attorney’s Office, I realized that was not my calling. I stepped out into private practice as a paralegal and worked for Anstine & Sparler in their family law division. After meandering the daunting education system with my husband and stepson, who struggled with learning disabilities in school, my interest in special education law was piqued. I began law school in the fall of 2016. I was selected as a participant in the Wrightslaw Institute of Special Education Advocacy at William & Mary Law School in 2017. I also attended the Master IEP Coach®️ training in 2021.

In the beginning of 2021, I created my own business, Bobby’s Bridge, LLC, where I advocated for families of children with special needs. Due to COVID, many families were struggling just to keep their children in schools, so the timing was not right. In my search for a new position, I found Purdy Law Office, LLC. I instantly felt like I was home with the firm. Pam and Allison are amazing attorneys, and women, in general. We work well together as a team and enjoy each other’s company. That is a rare find in today’s job market, and I am truly blessed to have it here.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and dachshunds. I love to read and spend time outdoors.

Oliver is my favorite part of the job.


  • J.D. from Widener University Commonwealth Law School 2019
  • Paralegal Certificate from HACC 2016
  • B.A. from University of Pittsburgh-Bradford 2001

Work History

  • Anstine & Sparler, York, PA 2014-16 – family law
  • York County District Attorney’s Office, York, PA – 2006-2012 – criminal law
  • Bobby’s Bridge, LLC – special education advocacy

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